The University of Reading attracts not only the highest-calibre students, as many of the world’s leading academics choose to work at the university. They are recognised for engaging and inspiring their students through their teaching, while their cutting-edge research not only has a real-world impact, but also directly informs and benefits students’ learning.
For example, Professor Matthew Almond has been sharing his enthusiasm for chemistry at the University of Reading for 30 years. His commitment to education has earned him National Teaching Fellow status, a prestigious award given in recognition of outstanding impact on the student learning experience.
Another lecturer having a positive impact on the world is Professor Hannah Cloke OBE, from the Department of Geography and Environmental Science, and Department of Meteorology. She has developed new techniques to improve early-warning systems in flood-prone areas, helping people to prepare for floods and, as a result, save lives.
Alongside her research, for which she won a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Impact Award, she has advised the UK government and helps to shape environmental policy across the world.
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